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May 14, 2024, 4:10 AM

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Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
OpenAI unveils GPT-4o, a new flagship generative AI model that is faster and natively multimodal, rolling out for free to all ChatGPT users in the coming weeks  —  OpenAI announced a new flagship generative AI model on Monday which they call GPT-4o — the “o” stands for “omni,” …
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David Pierce / The Verge:
Apple iPad Pro (2024) review: gorgeous screen, blazing performance with M4, thin, front camera is in the right spot, but iPadOS can't keep up with the hardware  —  Apple's latest high-end tablet is a marvel of hardware design still in need of the software and accessories to really make it sing.
Christopher Dring / GamesIndustry.biz:
Sony Interactive Entertainment announces two new CEOs: Hermen Hulst, who will lead studios, and Hideaki Nishino, who will lead platforms, effective June 1  —  Hulst will lead the Studios business, while Nishino takes charge of the platform side  —  News by Christopher Dring Head of Games B2B
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS 17.5 with cross-platform detection of unwanted tracking devices, EU app downloads from websites, News+ features like offline mode, and more  —  Apple today released iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5, major updates to the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 operating system updates that came out last September.
Reuters:
The US orders China-linked crypto mining company MineOne to sell property the company bought near an Air Force base in Wyoming, citing a national security risk  —  The White House on Monday gave a Chinese-linked company and its partners 120 days to sell property they had bought near …
Washington Post:
Google's rollout of AI generated summaries in search will threaten web publishers; Gartner predicts traffic to the web from search engines will fall 25% by 2026  —  The tech giant is rolling out AI-generated answers that displace links to human-written websites, threatening millions of creators
Kenrick Cai / Forbes:
Kyle Vogt, who resigned as Cruise CEO six months ago, raised $150M for The Bot Company, a household robot startup, sources say at a $550M post-money valuation  —  Vogt, who resigned from the self-driving car company amid a crisis just six months ago, landed a $550 million valuation …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Meta announces Travel Mode for the Quest 2 and Quest 3 in beta under “Experimental features”, as a way to optimize the headset for use on moving vehicles  —  Meta Quest 2 and Quest 3 headsets are picking up a useful new Travel Mode which makes the VR experience easier to use in moving vehicles including on an airplane.
Georgia Gee / Wired:
Internal emails: how Evolv's gun-detection AI system made its way to NYC subway stations, despite Evolv saying the system is not designed for that environment  —  NYC mayor Eric Adams wants to test Evolv's gun-detection tech in subway stations—despite the company saying it's not designed for that environment.
Anna Heim / TechCrunch:
Mexico-based BNPL startup Aplazo raised a $45M Series B led by QED Investors, bringing its total raised to $100M+ in equity and $75M in committed debt  —  Buy now, pay later services have become so ubiquitous that BNPL may as well just be another way to say “debt.”

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